Annie majored in drama at the University of New England, performing with the New England Theatre Company and the Ensemble Theatre in the Australian premiere of Arthur Miller’s ‘The Last Yankee’ . That year, she co-founded Cyclone Theatre Company, famed for instigating a renewed indie theatre movement in Sydney throughout the 1990s. Cyclone was the first theatre company to receive NEIS to write, produce and perform self-devised theatre works to festivals and schools around Australia. Annie was a main cast member, producer and publicist for the company. She secured the rights to John Birmingham’s book ‘He Died with A Falafel in His Hand’ and co-devised their highly successful production of the same name, touring it to sold out houses around Australia. All press materials, publicity, images and merchandise were written and designed by Annie, and the play went on to become the longest running independent theatre show in Australian history.
Annie ran her own eponymously titled theatrical agency as well as an acting studio, The Performance Lab - developing and publicizing classes with the Atlantic Theatre Company (NY), members of the Royal Shakespeare Company (UK) as well as directing screenplay development workshops, before forming Epiphany in 1999 - producing lecture tours with internationally acclaimed film instructors as well as theatre productions and multimedia projects.